UW-Extension programs enrich families and strengthen communities. Backed by university research, we work for Wisconsin families by:
- Helping communities respond to issues such as childhood obesity, financial security, and aging.
- Providing leadership for policies that help children, youth and families succeed.
- Increasing knowledge about parenting, health and nutrition.
- Offering consumers and families more strategies for managing their money.
- Reaching out to diverse families with education and resources.
- Using cost effective approaches to reduce negative family issues and build more resilient families.
Family Living Programs focus on parenting, financial education, eating well & being active, which helps families thrive in a rapidly changing world. Residents can participate in programs to help them increase their financial capability, become financially healthy and achieve their financial goals. Seniors benefit from exercise programs including Strong Women. Families of all ages can benefit from Get Moving, Walworth County’s summer walking program.
UW-Extension and UW-Madison maintain a Food Safety and Health website with food safety and preservation information.
If you have any questions regarding Health, Families & Finances in Walworth County, please contact:
Walworth County – UW Extension
100 W. Walworth St.
PO Box 1001
Elkhorn, WI 53121-1001
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Walworth County Family Referral Services
Building Strong Families
- Child & Family Web Guide
- Home Alone – Preparing Children for Self-Care
- The Children’s Trust Fund
- The Future of Children
- National Fatherhood Initiative
- Office of Child Development, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh
- Prevent Child Abuse America
- Prevent Child Abuse Wisconsin
- Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Prevention Resources
- Wisconsin’s Home Visitation Program
- Zero to Three
Clothing and Textiles
Diet and Health
- Diet & Nutrition
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- CalorieKing – Diet and Weight Loss
- Centers of Disease Control and Prevention on Nutrition
- Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition (FDA)
- Choose My Plate
- Dietary Guidelines for Americans
- Food and Nutrition Information Center (USDA)
- Fruits and Veggies More Matters
- The Lunchbox Series
- Nutrition and Physical Activity (CDC)
- Weight Control Information from the National Institutes of Health
- Healthy Recipes
- allrecipes.com – Healthy Recipes – This site you can change the serving sizes
- Healthy Cooking Magazine
- Healthy Recipes, Zonya, RD
- Foodfit – Healthy Low Fat Recipes, Diet Plans, Holiday Recipes, and Free Online Diets
- SNAP-Ed Recipe Finder
- The American Heart Association
- American Institute for Cancer Research
- Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma
- County Health Rankings
- Mayo Clinic Health Information
- Mesothelioma Help
- Mesothelioma Treatment
- Ministry Health Care
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition
- State of Wisconsin
- Wisconsin Department of Health Services
- Wisconsin Dietetic Association
Health Insurance/Economic Support
- Need Help with Insurance?
- BadgerCare Plus – The BadgerCare Plus information page contains links to information about applying and other resources.
- Child Care Provider Information – The Child Care Provider Information page has links to YoungStar, policy, and resources.
- DHS Customer Help – A quick way to find forms and publications related to FoodShare, BadgerCare Plus and Medicaid.
- Healthcare.gov – The U.S. Health Insurance Marketplace
- Home Energy Plus Program Information – Contains links to the Energy Assistance Application, brochures, and fact sheets.
- WI Shares Child Care Subsidy Program – The WI Shares Child Care Subsidy Program page contains links to parent and partner resources.
Family Financial Management
- Food Preservation Equipment and Supplies – Where to find the equipment and supplies needed for preserving food
- Kraft Company’s SureJell
- Michigan State University Canning and Food Preservation
- National Center for Home Food Preservation
- Penn Food Preservation and Safety
- University of Wisconsin Food Preservation
- Utah State University Food Preservation Publications
Foods & Nutrition
- Extension Program in Nutritional Science
- Food and Nutrition Information Center (USDA)
- List of government websites with nutrition information
- Look up calories/nutrients in a food
- Nutrition Facts Label
- Nutrition for Family Living Newsletters
- Nutrition Resources Webography from Steenbock Library and UW-Extension
- University of Wisconsin Food Safety and Health
- UW-Extension Food and Nutrition Publications